Community Rallies to Support Family of Slain West Bloomfield Officer

Here's how you can help benefit the health, education, and welfare of Patrick O'Rourke's family.

Like thousands throughout Metro Detroit last week, Suzy Modiano was stunned by news reports that Patrick O'Rourke, a West Bloomfield Police Officer, was killed in the line of duty.

While watching television news all day from the Yoz Yogurt outlet on Orchard Lake Road in West Bloomfield which she owns with her husband, Sonny, less than three miles away from where the incident occurred, Suzy said that her first thoughts were with O'Rourke's family.

The Modianos decided to hold a fundraiser to benefit O'Rourke's three elementary school-age daughters and infant son, and his widow, Amy. They'll be open special hours on Oct. 3, from 3 p.m.-9 p.m., and the entire day's sales from both Yoz Yogurt outlets in West Bloomfield will be donated to a family trust created in O'Rourke's honor.

"I just said that we had to do something," said Suzy Modiano, who has operated Yoz Yogurt for 24 years in the Simsbury Plaza at 14 Mile Road and Farmington Road, route: {:controller=>"listings", :action=>"show", :id=>"yoz-yogurt-2"} --> and another 13 years in the


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